Meghan Wallace James Is a modern feng shui consultant. She came to feng shui after working as a project controls engineer and a fashion designer. She Incorporates tarot & reiki into her feng shui modality. and supports clients all over the world with virtual consultations, as well as with her bicoastal In-person practice.
Working with feng shui through the Lunar Cycle will bring an energetic shift to your home, and thus to your life. On the night of the New Moon, sit in quiet contemplation in the center of your home. Feel into your space as an entirety. Ask your home: ‘where do you most need me to infuse love and alignment?’ The answer will come. For many clients lately, it has been the kitchen, closet, or bathroom. Not surprising, for these areas can easily become cluttered and dusty-and also because these areas are linked to wellbeing, beauty and relationship. Let’s use the bathroom as an example below.
NEW MOON It’s time to start fresh with your chosen room. First, embrace the mess. Block a day to ‘move out’ of this room before moving back in. Take an old sheet and lay it in the hallway (to protect the floor). Empty everything out of the bathroom, placing all toiletries, cosmetics, towels, etc. on the sheet. Let the sheer bulk resonate. Your bathroom was holding all of that energy for you! Energy that is likely somewhat damp, moldy, grungy, and/or expired. Thank your home and let it know that you will hold yourself to a higher standard from this moment onward.
Now it’s time to deep clean your bathroom. Even if you are blessed with a cleaning service, today it is your job. Play chants, or eclectic world music, to lift the stagnation from every nook and cranny. Now scrub, scrub, scrub! Scrub the toilet, scrub the shower. Clean inside the medicine cabinet and inside the drawers. Get on your hands and knees and don’t miss a spot. Here’s the kicker-you are not just cleaning your home, you are cleaning your inner world as well. Clean until it becomes a graceful practice of moving meditation. When you are done, open all the windows and sage the bathroom. Sage your body. Next, head back to the sheet holding all of your items. Purge what no longer serves you. If you wouldn’t use it on / in your body, toss it. If something carries a negative emotional trigger (no matter what you paid for it). toss or donate it. Attempt to keep the toilet brush and plunger out of the bathroom; these are unsightly and unsanitary and should live with the other cleaning supplies in the home (items that are similar always live together).
Clean the remaining items: wash the towels in a hot water cycle, take the hair out of your hairbrush, wash the cup holding your toothbrush, wipe down the trash can, rinse and fill the soap dispenser, etc. Move what remains back into the space, with thoughtfu I consideration of your beauty routine -perhaps a fresh placement makes more sense? Aim to cultivate some empty space, a place for fresh energy to land, particularly if you are calling in a relationship. Finish with a shower, and then ideally an Epsom salt soak. You did it. You will sleep well and likely have wild dreams.
LUNAR FENG SHUI
WAXING MOON Now that the space has been purged, cleaned and re-aligned, what special touches could you add? What “daily gems” could be upgraded? “Daily gems” are the household items we interact with on a daily basis-hand towels and loofas. They should inspire and uplift us, subconsciously reinforcing, ‘I am abundant.’ Easy, affordable upgrades in the bathroom can make a huge impact on your mood-a new shower curtain, a new bathmat, or a bud vase with a single clipping from your yard. Don’t forget to upgrade your makeup kit. Consider natural cosmetics-fewer products of higher quality. As we approach summer, shop for beauty products that are ultra-hydrating yet light. Is it time to find a signature scent for the balmy summer evenings? Or perhaps a new candle could add fragrance and fire to a very watery part of your home.
FULL MOON This is the easy part: revel in the mini-oasis you have created and reflect: do your morning and evening routines feel more luxurious? Has anything shifted in your life since aligning this room? Do you feel lighter and brighter perhaps? Hopefully you find yourself lounging in the bathtub even longer, dropping in some essential oils, lighting your new candle and using this time for self-care and insight. Marvelous ideas are birthed when we are inspired by what we see and sense.
WANING MOON Now that you are so tuned into your bathroom, and starting to gain the understanding between visual metaphors and energetics, is there another layer of purging that could happen? Do you really need seventeen face creams? Do you really need that storage unit, adding bulk and taking up so much floor space? Do one final purge, before getting ready to move into a new area of the home with the next Lunar Cycle. This work is addictive in the best way possible!
Please contact Meghan to share any changes this technique brought to your life! Email: email@example.com